The expansion of Google Play Music All Access has continued in Europe, with Ukraine the latest country to be given access to the subscription service. Google Play Music All Access in now available in a total of 24 European countries.
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Twitter appears to have blocked users of the third-party Android Twitter app Fenix from posting tweets. As a result, developer Matteo Villa has withdrawn Fenix from the Play Store, although he insists that it will be republished once the problem has been rectified.
A new version of Google Play Services has been released for all devices running anything from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.4 KitKat. There is no need for users to take any action, as the update will automatically be downloaded and installed.
The European Commission has received an antitrust complaint, relating to concerns over the Play Store. The complaint has been made by Aptoide, a third-party app store based in Lisbon, Portugal.
A bug appears to have been introduced in the most recent Google Play Store update, which leaves icons looking rather messy. Some users are finding that in version 4.8.20 of the Play Store, a black background is applied to icons.
Google has quietly expanded the European availability of its digital movie store, with the service now offered in Belgium and Switzerland. There is also further global expansion, as customers in the Philippines and Uganda now have access to Google Play Movies too.
For some time, it has been Google’s policy to provide automated Play Store refunds up to 15 minutes after an app has been purchased. Claiming a refund after this period has also been possible, although the process involved has not been heavily publicised.
There is some good news for developers from a number of European countries, with Google adding more locations that are able to sell paid Android apps via Google Play. Although developers from 150 countries – from Albania to Zimbabwe – are able to upload free apps, before the most recent additions only 37 of those had the option of selling the products of their labour.
Android Jelly Bean has passed a critical milestone and is now powering over half of Android devices in use today. The announcement of the breakthrough has come just days after the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, alongside the Nexus 5.
The Register is running a story today about a ‘severe malware threat’, potentially affecting millions of Android users.